"We have the ability to help people who truly need it the most. We have the ability to make a decision today that will save lives — potentially thousands.
“It's the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce minimum wages that were previously raised.”
With each announcement the shock and trauma of what’s happening to this country, the civil rights of its citizens, and future of the free press is felt all over again.
The election results will the story of the hopes and dreams this country has for its future.
Our values, national identity and enduring power of the Constitution, even democracy itself are in question; it is a frightening aberration.
“With all of our country’s resources, no child...should ever go to sleep hungry or without a place to call home. We have to do better."
Clinton promises to be a champion for education by not taking advice from people interested in breaking unions and privatizing schools.
While Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is talking about poverty while attempting to slash programs for the poor, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be speaking about the real issues that are confronting the poor during a two-day driving tour of Appalachia.
Attorney General Lynch demands a halt to criminalizing homelessness for profit.
Reagan ushered in the first step of fascism, economic stagnation, when his extremist trickle down economic theory was imposed on the nation
The percentage of middle-class households dropped in every state in the Union between 2000 and 2013, along with median income
"The two Democratic presidents have produced jobs at 7 times the rate of the two Bushes or 2.1 million versus 300,000 per year."
According to pediatricians, doctors should start screening their child patients for hunger, and the lesser-known problem of food insecurity
The Obama White House this week took steps to force communities to halt the "cruel, inhumane, and degrading" treatment of the homeless
The only regard Charles or David Koch have for the poor is keeping them in poverty and subjugated to the rich at any cost
It is likely that Walker's idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American workers as peasants
Fox News responded to being called out by President Obama by suggesting that poverty would be solved if African-Americans would stop being lazy and go get jobs.
While taking part in a discussion on overcoming poverty, President Obama exposed the empty language that Republicans are using to pretend that they care about the poor.
In a conscientious city like San Francisco, water conservation measures are taken very seriously by businesses and residents alike; except for the San Francisco Archdiocese led by embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The latest outrage, and it is a monumental outrage on humanitarian and water conservation terms, against the Archdiocese is the harshest criticism for installing a watering system to drench the homeless to prevent them from sleeping in doorways around the sanctuary at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Instead of changing course and helping the majority of the population, Republicans still propose heaping wealth on the rich and increasing taxes on the bottom 90% of the population to complete the utter destruction of middle income earners. According to yet another report they are succeeding beyond their wildest dreams.